A Day in the Life of a BloggerFriday, June 10, 2016
A few years ago I added "fashion blogger" to my resume and I must admit. It is one of my favorite jobs. I am always asked about...
A few years ago I added "fashion blogger" to my resume and I must admit. It is one of my favorite jobs. I am always asked about how a typical day goes for an entrepreneur, blogger, and mommy so I figured I would go ahead and share.
7 am - WAKE UP AND START MOMMY DUTY
I have a 1 1/2 year old and he attends “baby school”. I wake up every morning at 7 am to get myself and him ready to conquer the day!
8:30 am - ARRIVE IN THE OFFICE
I have an off site office and warehouse location for my boutiques. This is where I do behind the scenes work on the blog as well as buying for my shops and our online store.
I usually check emails and my calendar to prep for the hours ahead.
10 am - PHOTOSHOOT TIME!
We shoot twice a week for our online store, 6 retail locations and my blog. Ideally we have a photographer and 2 models. The outfits are styled before the models arrive. Once the models arrive on set we dress them up and set off to shoot. Memphis has lots of great outdoor locations for shooting so we generally pack up and shoot off site. If I am not on set for the photo shoots, I am generally working on our website as we are about to do a big relaunch in the next month, SO EXCITED, or in some sort of meetings geared at generating more revenue.
12 pm - LUNCH
I am FOREVER on a healthy eating kick. I will usually enjoy a fresh deli cut sandwich on thin wheat bread of course, and some sort of fresh fruit. Raspberries are my favorite. If I am with colleagues, we will pick a patio at one of the many awesome local Memphis restaurants. By lunch I can be pretty overwhelmed so I have to admit, ordering a mojito is never out of the question.
1 PM - LEAVE THE SHOOT TO CHECK UP ON THE STORES.
I make my rounds to the retail locations after lunch. Here I make sure everything looks the best in merchandising and cleanliness. I also take note on inventory levels so that I can make sure our shops stay stocked.
3 PM - CONTENT CREATION
I usually make it to my home office by 3 PM where I will work on next weeks content creation for the blog! I spend this time writing and planning for marketing… and when I have writers block, I look for fashion and beauty questions that people are asking on FB groups and other forums for ideas to write about. I am a part of the Women’s Entrepreneur Society and they have TONS of content on bettering your business and blog. I will usually try to read at least one post from them for idea generation and creativity.
5 PM - MOMMY TIME!
Baby is ready to come home! After picking up my son, Jack, we will usually try to make it by the Children’s Museum, or if it is a nice day, take a stroll around the neighborhood in his wagon. Being a mom is a very important, yet the most rewarding job I have. I make sure to take time out of the day to talk to, read to, or communicate with my son, just him and I. This is my favorite hour of the day. The bonding is food for my soul and his. It is just so sweet
6PM - BUYING
My husband gets home around 6 pm and, lucky for me, he starts to cook! Him and Jack usually cook together. While Ben is cooking and Jack is in his highchair watching, I take this hour to quickly make my shop purchases. I place orders with my vendors for inventory and always keep outfit ideas in mind for the next big blog shoot.
7 PM FAMILY TIME -
We generally spend our meal time in the living room together watching one of our favorite shows or enjoying a movie. My husband usually picks the show or movie while Jack and I share a plate of his scrumptious dinner!
9PM - BEDTIME!
Baby usually hits the sack at 8:30 and we are soon to follow.